News - 2020
Let the Bells Ring Out For Christmas!
19th December 2020
Britain’s last remaining bellfoundry saved with £3.45m National Lottery funding
Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy delivers an early Christmas surprise for local sporting hero
16th December 2020
Six-time Olympic champion, Sir Chris Hoy, surprised Fife cycling enthusiast, Kirsteen Torrance, with a video call and the delivery of a new bike, as a show of appreciation from The National Lottery.
Grassroots sports champions honoured by iconic sports venues and sporting legends
15th December 2020
Iconic sports venues across England and Wales are today changing their names for a day to honour grassroots sport community workers and volunteers who have gone above and beyond during lockdown.
World famous Stonehenge illuminated in dedication to unsung champions of UK heritage
2nd December 2020
TV’s Sir Tony Robinson today unveiled a historic takeover of Stonehenge, with the 5,000-year-old sarsen stones temporarily illuminated with images of ‘unsung heritage champions’ from across the UK.
TV Presenter and furniture restorer Jay Blades honours Scottish community workers with bespoke benches
23rd November 2020
Today two Scottish charity workers have been honoured with unique, handcrafted benches designed by the country’s most famous furniture restorer and eco-designer Jay Blades.
The National Lottery and ITV invites the public to ‘Miss Out’ on their favourite ITV show to ‘Help Out’ in their local community
20th November 2020
A spotlight is being shone on people who give up their time to help communities, thanks to a new campaign from The National Lottery, ITV and STV. Miss Out To Help Out is encouraging the public to miss out on their favourite TV shows and use that time to ‘help out’ in their community.
TEXTILE MENTOR SEAMLESSLY WINS MAJOR HERITAGE AWARD
17th November 2020
Artisan Taslima Ahmad has sewn up a 2020 National Lottery Award, for her work to keep traditional textile techniques alive with her courses for marginalised women and children.
YOUTUBE AND STRICTLY STAR SAFFRON BARKER SURPRISES YOUNG HERO WITH PRESTRIGOUS AWARD
13th November 2020
YouTube sensation Saffron Barker surprised a young carer from Kent with a coveted National Lottery Award, for her tireless work in the local community and for NHS staff, during lockdown.
BOXING STAR CONGRATULATES CARDIFF COACH WHO WINS UNDISPUTED ‘LOCKDOWN LEGEND’ TITLE THE HAYEMAKER CROWNS CARDIFF BOXING COACH ‘LOCKDOWN LEGEND’ IN 2020 NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDSOR COMMUNITY WORK
12th November 2020
A Cardiff man who turned his life around through boxing has been crowned a UK ‘lockdown legend’ in the 2020 National Lottery Awards for his work in the community during the Coronavirus pandemic.
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COOKS UP AWARD FOR DORSET LOCKDOWN LEGEND
10th November 2020
Food crusader and ex-restauranteurTony Gibbons whose recipe for success includesonline cookery workshops and healthy ingredient deliveries, has been awarded a 2020 National Lottery Award in the Education category.
GLASGOW DUO CROWNED LOCKDOWN LEGENDS IN COVETED AWARDS
5th November 2020
The Glasgow duo behind an independent film organisation who worked round the clock have been honoured for their work with a National Lottery Award.
Iconic art galleries and film institute join forces to celebrate unheralded champions of the arts sector
2nd November 2020
1 Society’s Unheralded Champions: A National Lottery Report, October 2020 includes findings from a survey completed by a nationally representative sample of 6,000 adults from across the UK between 2-9 October 2020. It was scripted, hosted, sampled and data processed by Opinium.